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Published in 17 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Tune Information

Incipit: 15117 12343 22234 32121
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain


LOBE DEN HERREN, O MEINE SEELE (not to be confused with the more familiar LOBE DEN HERREN at 253) is a German chorale in AAB bar form. Well-known in Germany but less so in North America, this anonymous tune was published in 1665 in an appendix to the hymnal Neu-vermehrte Christlich Seelen-Harfe (1664) as a setting for a versification of Psalm 103 ("Praise the LORD, O my soul. . ."; hence the tune title). Sing in parts or in unison with vigor and rhythmic precision, using two broad beats per measure.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988


The Cyber Hymnal #5699
Text: Praise Thou the Lord, O My Soul
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #159
Text: LORD God of Israel, Come among Us
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)


Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #235TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #497TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #877
Glaubenslieder #153
Lutheran Service Book #797TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #445
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #159Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio
Small Church Music #4402Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #5699TextScoreAudio
Include 8 pre-1979 instances